Sunday, February 26, 2012

Kids Bathroom Hand Towel


I recently purchased a new sewing machine.  I purchased this machine because it also does embroidery.  So, I decided to make a hand towel for my daughter being that she loves to wash her hands or anything else for that matter :)  First, I went to the Dollar General and bought a package of two hand towels for $3.50, then picked some fabric from my "stash".  I used my silhouette to cut out the whale.  Once again I love this thing!  It will be used in several other posts as well.  I also purchased the sewable interfacing from the silhouette store
This stuff is great!  Once it is ironed on the back of the fabric you just iron it on what ever you want to sew, it keeps it in place wonderfully.  (I did this both with the whale and the circle with the K)


I cut out the polkadot fabric and turned the edges under at that point I once again used the silhouette fabric interfacing, placed it on the back.  Then, placed it on the towel and sewed into place. 




At that point, I embroidered the K onto the blue fabric, then cut a 4 inch circle template on my silhouette, flipped the fabric over and traced the circle, cut that out and sewed into place.
I have to say this is probably one of my most favorite projects yet.  But after looking at this, doing it again I probably would line the blue fabric with white fabric...  Still love it though!!




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20 comments:

Lisa said...

These are adorable! So colorful and fun! How do they wash?

Kim said...

Thank you :) I washed the fabric and the towel prior to making it. So, it has actually washed up great!

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Such a cute little whale! I picked a machine that did embroidery too, but it took me years to finally try the embroidery, so good thing you didn't waste any time! I'm giving away $90 worth of embroidery stabilizer right now - would love if you stopped by & entered - you'd definitely use it!

http://sewcando.blogspot.com/2012/02/crafty-gear-411-decorative-stitching.html

Kim said...

Thank you! I will definitely be doing that :)

Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

SO cute!! I love these! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment on my mantel today!! I love your cute site!

Serendipity and Spice said...

This is sooooooo adorable! I hope you link it up!
-Melissa
http://www.serendipityandspice.com/2012/02/manic-monday-7.html

Summer @ Summer Scraps said...

This is so cute!

Kimberly @ See Sew and Seedlings said...

Thank you! :)

Kimberly @ See Sew and Seedlings said...

Thanks so much!

DesignDazzle.blogspot.com said...

Darling. Thanks for sharing. Please make sure to link up so you can be featured as one of our favorites! : )

Kimberly @ See Sew and Seedlings said...

Thank you!! And just so you know, I LOVE your blog actually, it has inspired much creativity over the past few years and has helped me with my daughter's birthday parties a few times too!! I just linked up :)

Anne said...

This is so cute! I need to start using fusible interface to hold fabric in place while I sew - why have I never thought of that before?!

Kimberly @ See Sew and Seedlings said...

Thanks!! Yes, you need to try that, it makes things so much easier :)

Rachel said...

I Love the cute fabrics and the whale! What an improvement over a plain white towel. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!! http://queenofsavings.com

Kimberly @ See Sew and Seedlings said...

Thanks for having me! :)

DesignDazzle.blogspot.com said...

These are so adorable! Thank you for linking up!

Jenny Melrose said...

So, I'll be featuring these next week at Whimsy Wednesday at The NY Melrose Family. I love them! The colors are gorgeous and the whale is so stinkin' cute. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm looking forward to your guest post.

Molly said...

Don't you just love your Silhouette machine? These towels are adorable (I sooo wish I could sew). I saw this posted at Tip Junkie and loved it, and I'd be happy if you'd come link it up at my *Get Creative* party this week!
http://www.justalittlecreativity.com/2012/03/get-creative-party-4-and-features.html
Hope to see you there
-Molly

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

This is just adorable! I love that whale- great idea for a bath towel. Thanks for sharing! xoxo- Rachel

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